Life is Sweet

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The June 2024 Paper Pumpkin is called Life is Sweet! This kit was fruity and full of sooooo many goodies. Die cuts, glimmer die cut words, pearls, vellum, and so much more!!! It also included the NEW In Color Shy Shamrock! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription that you can enjoy a craft kit sent right to your door. These kits include everything you need to make the project (except scissors). Many of the kits are greeting cards but occasionally they are treat boxes, gift packaging, etc.

Life is Sweet June 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I think my favorites were the oranges! Something about that detailed Shy Shamrock die cut really grabbed my attention! I didn’t end up using the pearls on this card. Honestly, I didn’t like the pearls because I felt like they were a little peachy/vanilla looking and the glimmer greetings were very white/shimmery. To me the two looks clashed but that’s just my opinion. Let me know in the comments below if you thought it worked and liked it or you felt the same as me.

Lemon Cards June 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

You all know I love lemons so this is my second favorite card style! Of course, I also have to mention that the envelopes were super fun with the scallop flap and gorgeous coordinating colors! LOVE IT!!! I really struggle with Congrats cards because I feel like the greeting is super specific. Wedding, new job, retirement……I just feel like I don’t know how to use a congrats card. Feel free to give me suggestions!

It is just crazy how bright white the glimmer greetings are and apparently my lighting. You can hardly see the Miss You that is on these cards. I have many friends and family members who live all over and I just don’t get to see them as often as I would like so this is a card style I can use a lot of. Perfect for a random #happymail card which I love sending out!

Be sure to get signed up for the July Kit before the 10th so you can enjoy the fun of Paper Pumpkin! Perfect thing to do indoors on a hot summer day! Great for taking over to a friend or family member’s house too!

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The Best There Is

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The May Paper Pumpkin Kit was called The Best There Is. I totally should have posted these weeks ago but #summerschedule. Things are crazy nowadays! I’m just glad I got it completed so I had Father’s Day cards ready to go!

The Best There Is Paper Pumpkin Kit,

You all know how much I struggle with masculine cards so I love it when kits help me out! I also love it when Paper Pumpkin Kits prepare me for upcoming holidays! The woodgrain look of these cards is super fabulous and that tree stamp will be perfect for many occasions and seasons!

May 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I used the Father’s Day greeting on all of these cards so I could use them for friends and family! Again, the colors, woodgrain, and simplicity of these cards are nice and fun!

Father's Day Cards,

These cards were all fairly easy to create. Claire and I had lots of fun creating them! It was nice that she then had a card to give Brad as well! I had Alex sign one of her cards as well! Just perfect! Now I need a refill kit so I can do birthday cards! LOL

Which card is your favorite from The Best There Is May 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit?!? Be sure to sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you can get the August Kit!!! If you want a kit sooner than that, be sure to check out the Stampin’ Up! Kit Collection which has LOTS to pick from!!!

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Delicate Wings Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit with a craft project and everything needed to create it all in a small box. These kits are typically cards but sometimes include treat boxes, home decor, etc. The April 2024 Kit was called Delicate Wings and it was gorgeous!!!

Delicate Wings Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This was probably the easiest card in the kit but it is my favorite! I love how the wings pop forward and the stunning gold!! Of course the greeting melts my heart and I just love that too. This card would be perfect for a sympathy card or just a card sent to a friend or family member letting them know you care.

April 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This card is my second favorite because I love the the colors. Again, the greeting warms my heart and I feel like I could send this to a lot of different people in my life. A friend who’s husband is traveling for work and she’s single parenting the kids all week. Friends who have a kid graduating high school and worried about that next step. Someone who is looking for a new job. That person who recently lost a loved one. Someone who has recently found out these have been diagnosed with something. I’m telling you, nothing beats a handmade card knowing someone cares about you.

Subscription Card Kit Paper Pumpkin,

While this is the last one I’m sharing, it certainly is not my least favorite. I honestly LOVED this kit very much! I love the gold accents (and I’m technically a silver/white gold girl)!! Butterflies are so beautiful and uplifting in my opinion! These greetings are ones that I will hold out and use often! They are just so heart warming!!!

Claire's Paper Pumpkin Kit,

Of course, Claire and I did this kit together and here are her cards that she created! She is almost 6 years old and she enjoys Paper Pumpkin as much as I do! These kits are really amazing for all ages!

What did you think of the Delicate Wings Paper Pumpkin Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Remember that you can order refills AND there is an exclusive Die Cut set that coordinates with this kit! Check out the links below!

If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin and enjoy the fun crafty kits that arrive right at your door each month, click here to sign up for May! They make great gifts too!

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March Paper Pumpkin

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Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit with a craft project and everything needed to create it all in a small box. These kits are typically cards but sometimes include treat boxes, home decor, etc. The March Paper Pumpkin Kit was just beautiful and the cards have greetings that I can use right away!

March Paper Pumpkin 2024,

I think this card is my favorite from the Memorable Meadows March Kit because it shows off the beautiful flowers so well! The greeting is perfect for a #happymail card to send any time. Pop this card in the mail to a friend, a relative you haven’t seen in awhile, your mom, your co-worker, your neighbor. Just a little note to brighten someone’s day!!!

Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This card is super fabulous because honestly it could be for a man or a woman. That wooden accent really adds a fun element of texture without being bulky on the card! While the colors do include purple, it’s a beautiful sky/scenery look and I just love it!!! Plus you know how I feel about a scrolly font…..LOVING this one!!!

Heartfelt Thanks Paper Pumpkin Card,

I love this card too but honestly I was super sad to cover up so much of the scenery with the greeting and wooden element! It’s just so beautiful! It’s all good though! I use a lot of Thank You cards for my amazing customers so I’m sure this one will be used right away! Teacher Appreciation is also coming up soon and I have 3 teachers to spoil so this just might go to one of them!

Claire and I really enjoyed putting this March Paper Pumpkin kit together! I think she gets more excited about Paper Pumpkin arriving then me. It is always a wonderful time that I get to stamp with her. Keeping the mess somewhat to a minimum is nice since the kit comes with everything we need! Crafting with her is super special and something I look forward to! Be sure to sign up for the April Paper Pumpkin Kit so you can enjoy the fun craft either alone or with a friend or family member! Click here to sign up now!

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Sweet Springtime!!!

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The February Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Sweet Springtime and it was just that. Bunnies, flowers, Easter greetings, and a little chick just scream Spring and I love it!!! Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit with a craft project and everything needed to create it all in a small box. These kits are typically cards but sometimes include treat boxes, home decor, etc.

Sweet Springtime Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This card is sooooo cute! You could always change up the greeting if you don’t celebrate Easter! The bunnies are precious. I love how the die cut daffodils are layered over the top of printed daffodils for a really nice layered look. Add that thin white border was tricky since it’s really thin. The provided Glue Dots work best but you could always use your favorite liquid glue as well!

Ummmm….the cutest ever! I love this card! I was super bummed that the greeting went right over the yellow flowers (same at the top of the flower ring). Putting the greeting in a different spot went through my mind but I couldn’t find a place I liked the same. Oh well, it’s still so fabulous and it’s a fun slimline card!

Easter Bunny Treat Box, Paper Pumpkin,

The Sweet Springtime Kit included 3 each of the cards above as well as 3 of these little bunny boxes. They are like little milk cartons and perfect for adding a little treat in it for Easter or Spring! My biggest tip is to fold and burnish each of the score lines so it pops together super easy!

If you would like to sign up for the March Paper Pumpkin Kit, click here! Sneak peak……it includes a FREE extra stamp set in celebration of Paper Pumpkin’s birthday!!!

Also, don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration ends on Thursday so don’t delay on stocking up on goodies and earning FREE STUFF! You can also purchase pre-paid Paper Pumpkin Kits and earn Sale-A-Bration goodies!!! Click here to shop!

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Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The January 2024 Paper Pumpkin Kit came in HOT with this stunning Lovely Lavender Kit! I love the shades of purple and that purple foil is just amazing!!!

Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit,

I love the purple foil trim on this card so much. Also the fun way the greenery and lavender pop through the cut out and feel so 3D makes me happy! As for the greeting, I really contemplated it. Anniversary cards are really lacking in my stash and I thought this would be perfect for that. Then I decided I didn’t want to get up and look for an Anniversary greeting AND why not make 4 Valentine’s Day cards. Valentine’s Day is a favorite of mine because I love sharing/showing my love. Sometimes I like to have a kit push me into making cards of a certain variety so that I send them out. So now I have 4 Valentine’s Day cards to send to those I love! 🙂

January Paper Pumpkin Kit,

This card would actually make a great Anniversary card! I loved the bouquet look with one stamped image and three die cut pieces. It is just stunning. I think I could have done without the twine and maybe added some bling but that’s my personal opinion. I love these cards!!!

BONUS Paper Pumpkin Tags,

BONUS: I didn’t even notice this at first glance. The popped out piece from the first card is actually made into a tag. How fabulous!?!?! I shared a few of these pieces with Claire so mine didn’t all look like the directions but that’s okay!

This Lovely Lavender Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Perennial Lavender Suite in the Mini Catalog!!! So if you are loving this, check out that Suite here!

Be sure to sign up for the February Paper Pumpkin Kit before February 10th! Click here to sign up!

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All The Best – Paper Pumpkin!!!

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The December Paper Pumpkin Kit – All The Best was just that THE BEST! I absolutely love this kit! The blues and yellows together and the flowers make my heart happy. The fun greetings and font are perfect for many occasions! Then there is the gift box which is perfect for December!!!

All The Best Paper Pumpkin,

I love all of these cards so much that I don’t think I can even rank them! The gold foil accents really make it POP! It takes it from a beautiful card to WOW, that’s stunning! The card above was super simple and my only tip is to make sure your flower has just 1 Stampin’ Dimensional on it. Also, be sure the placement of that Dimensional is on the left hand side so it nooks into the greeting without being doubled up!

Hello Friend Greeting Card,

This card is perfect to have on hand for any occasion or for when you need to send a card just because you thought of someone! Do you send cards like that?!? Randomly think of your Great Aunt and just pull out a card and send it to her to brighten her day?! I try to but don’t get it done as often as I would like because the kids or something tend to distract me and then I forget. On this card, I actually didn’t read the instructions. SHOCK! I popped up the circle greeting and then struggled with placement of adhesive to attach the flowers. If you put the greeting on flat and then pop up the flowers, it would be much easier! 🙂

December 2023 Paper Pumpkin,

This card has LOTS of gold foil and I love it! Then that POP of yellow. I love it! It’s like a black and white photo with one item in the photo colored! Also, it just needed like 3-4 Stampin’ Dimensionals on the big spots of the flower and then the stem is held with the greeting! We also can’t forget to shout out those stunning envelopes!

Acetate Gift Box Paper Pumpkin,

This kit also came with an acetate box so you can package up some cards and give them as a gift. The timing for this is PERFECT! Have a friend stopping by? Have a party you are attending and want a little something for the hostess? Grabbing coffee with a friend? Take this little box of cards as a gift and you are sure to bring a smile to their face!

What did you think of the December 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – All The Best? Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to sign up for the January Kit which coordinates with a Suite from the NEW Mini Catalog coming out in January! Click here to sign up!

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Warmest Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit!

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The November 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Warmest Wishes contained little glittered winter houses that are to be used as treat packaging! They are so shiny and cute!!!

Warmest Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit,

The glittered snow really doesn’t show up in these photos and that makes me sad. The kit comes with the houses having the glitter on them already which is even better. YAH! Safe glitter! All you have to do is fold on the score lines, add wreaths with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the twine and tag! The kit also includes cellophane bags and wreath stickers to seal them closed. It is just sooooo cute!

My plan with this kit each year is to use it for neighbor gifts! I make Saltine Toffee and bag it up. We walk up and down the street dropping it off on porches for our neighbors! I do have a small problem with this Warmest Wishes Kit…’s too little! I could give everyone like 1 bite of the toffee but that is no fun! Soooooo I cut the houses into two. First, I cut the top at the roof and then I cut the bottom flap off so it’s just the front and back of the house. Next, I took the Very Best Trio Punch and added a little hole for ribbon at the top! Now I have a tag to attach to a bag of toffee! PERFECT! Also, since I cut them into 2, I now have twice as many!!! YAH!

November Paper Pumpkin Alternatives,

Did you get the Warmest Wishes Paper Pumpkin Kit? How are you using your kit this season? Let me know in the comments below!

December Paper Pumpkin!

December Paper Pumpkin,

Here is a sneak peak of the December Paper Pumpkin Kit! You have until December 10th to get signed up! This also means that it will arrive before Christmas Day if you need a gift under the tree for someone! Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions are also a fun gift idea for anyone because these kits are all inclusive and simple to create! Check out the options below!

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With Love & Gratitude!!!

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The September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit – With Love & Gratitude was stunning! I loved the color combination and the amazing greetings!

With Love & Gratitude Paper Pumpkin Kit,

How cute is this little card?!? The sentiment is super fabulous for a just because card. I do wish the size of the card was mailable but not all cute cards are! Just means I need to hand deliver some kindness. A friend, neighbor, teacher, mailman, etc. would be the perfect recipient for a card like this!

Grateful For You Treat Bag,

Treat Bags…..not my favorite thing as I never know what to do with them. BUT not this time. I have been wanting to give a little card or treat to the car line workers at the kid’s school and the teachers and helpers. They are very kind and cheery and I’m so thankful for everything they do. I thought a little note of thanks would be perfect! These are just that! I was going to get some candy but honestly I think I’m going to wait for Halloween and use some of the kid’s candy because we all know they get way to much! Perfect!

What are you doing with your With Love & Gratitude Kit?!? Let me know in the comments below!

Be sure to sign up for the October Kit before the 10th of the Month! Click here to try it out! It’s Christmas themed!

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Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!

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The August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit was called Meaningful Flowers and I loved it! The flowers were a lotus and a forget me not. You all know how much I love flowers so this kit didn’t disappoint.

Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit,

The beautiful shades of blue and yellow are stunning. It makes me think of a sunrise and I love it. The instructions didn’t say to use the clear little dots but there were plenty leftover so I added them to the 5 flowers up front.

Forget Me Not Flowers Paper Pumpkin,

The card front is only a half sheet so you get that peek-a-boo effect on the top half. This does make it more difficult to write a message on the inside but you can use the inside of the card front which is white. The back of the card is not an option really because there is a beautiful flower description. Although you could always use the upper portion of the back of the card!

Love, Devotion, Memories,

How amazing is this message on the back?!?! I love it! It’s beautiful and it’s different.

Lotus Flower – Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Vellum Lily Pad Pond,

The second card in the kit is this stunning lotus flower. This card was super easy to put together. All you need to do is create a pocket with the vellum lily pads, stamp the greeting and add the clear dots! You can see the clear dots much easier in this card photo than the card above. The greeting “You are capable of amazing things” is so powerful and uplifting. I love it!

You are capable of amazing things,

I’m not sure if the recipient would do this, but you could always take the little flower and greeting out and put it in your car or on your mirror. It’s the perfect little message to brighten your day!

Lotus Flower Paper Pumpkin 2023,

The inside of this card is all white and perfect room for writing a message. The back of the card does have the beautiful flower description as well!

Which card is your favorite from this Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit?? I think I’m going with the forget me not card! Leave me a comment below!

Be sure to sign up for the September Kit here! You won’t want to miss out on this Shelli Exclusive Kit!!!

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